Posted: 2017-07-04
Test 3d print spinner

So - the kids are taken by the current fidget spinner craze. I have to say that personally - they seem like simple gyroscopes - but OK - they think they're interesting. So - what can we do with that…

Posted: 2017-07-03
Testing photogrammetry and mapping

Testing some of the mapping and 3d/photogrammetry apps out there with the mavic yesterday. Had some issues with the mavic's camera focus (was out of focus even when pre-set) so I'll need to try again…

Posted: 2017-03-04
Axial Bomber RR10 build

So although I have a couple of basher trucks and one high speed buggy - I didn't have a good slow/powerful rock climber truck. After digging thru a fair number of sites - I decided that the Axial RR1…

Posted: 2016-12-27
Long exposure shots - Anki Overdrive

So - this holiday in addition to normal presents for the kids and since I was going to be at home with them for some days while my wife was at work I grabbed Anki Overdrive as a "something to do…

Posted: 2016-05-29
More DronePan work

This article follows on from Osmo panoramas using DronePan The settings view in DronePan has a fair few options - there's a lot of devices it works with and they need different options available…

Posted: 2016-05-22
Osmo panoramas using DronePan

Some weeks back the folks behind DronePan decided to make the application open source. I decided to get involved and have (amongst other things) added support for the DJI Osmo handheld camera. But…

Posted: 2016-05-15
Sowing barley

Down at the stables again today - and once the kids had ridden - I wanted to try to fly. Last weekend it was too windy. This weekend - it was also pretty windy - so much so that I only flew one…

Posted: 2016-03-14
Inspire 1 temperature

I send my flight data to flytrex (update: service is now discontinued) while flying, and I also upload the flight records to healthy drones afterwards. Both show a graph of temperature over time…

Posted: 2016-03-13
Round and round in circles

Today's flights were just practicing controls - round and round in circles trying to get smoother at lining up shots etc. No video - it would be extremely boring.

Posted: 2016-02-28
Flying at Svarterud - 28th Feb 2016

Flying Just having fun. Three flights with video, one taking shots for a pano. Video Pano

Posted: 2016-02-21
Flying at Svarterud - 21st Feb 2016

Flying A normal Sunday at the stables - so yet again just taking some time to get some flying in. First flight I took no video - was mostly just getting used to different settings and actions. But I…

Posted: 2016-02-14
Svarterud - pics, tests etc

Down at Svarterud again - time for some more tests. DronePan First up - a test of dronepan . This is an SDK app which controls the drone and takes a series of photos for doing a 360 degree panorama…

Posted: 2016-02-13
Flying sunshade for iPad mini

So - the iPad mini is a great screen to fly the Inspire 1 drone with - apart from one thing. It reflects. Time for a sunshade. It needs to work both to shade from the sun but also to shade from the…

Posted: 2016-01-31
Flying at Svarterud

Trying out the new Inspire 1 rig - so flying again at the stables. Flew one battery of two - fingers got too cold to fly the second. Note to remember: When charging your iPad - remember to take it…

Posted: 2016-01-17
Flying at Svarterud

A nice cold winter's day at Svarterud stables. Filmed with both the F550 hexcopter (gopro) and a DJI Osmo handheld gimbal. Took a couple of panoramas with the osmo too:

Posted: 2016-01-10
Snowy Summit

Been snowing - so what else - took the summit out for a spin:

Posted: 2016-01-06
Updating D4S firmware

My Nikon D4S had the C firmware 1.20 and L firmware (Distortion Control Data) 2.005. C 1.30 and L 2.009 were available. I need to do the update from a mac. C Firmware Downloading the C firmware…

Posted: 2015-12-28
Kew Gardens - Christmas Lights 2015

While visiting the UK for Christmas this year - we took a trip to see the Kew Gardens Christmas Lights walk together with dad and my brother and his family. While waiting in the car park for the…

Posted: 2015-11-08
Flying at Svarterud

Second time flying down at Svarterud stables ( first flight ) Nice late autumn weather.

Posted: 2015-10-26
Flying at Svarterud

Took the F550 out for it's first spin since April (I really do need to find more time for it). We were at Svarterud Gård (farm) where the stables the wife and kids ride at is located. Issues Missed…

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Femsjøen sky
A first test of the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer tracker head. This shot is made up of 10 shots - each 2 mins at f/2,8 ISO 100 14mm. Merged using Starry Landscape Tracker then adjusted in PS (merged in one shorter exposure at the bottom to get a a sharper land silhouette. You can see that even out of town - still struggling with light pollution - far too much light in the sky. But - still fun to play with.
Langlielva near Elveli
Introduction between a norweigan fjord horse and a halfling to see if they could share a paddock. The introduction went well - they now keep each other company in the paddock every day
Evening trees
Mist settling over the trees on a hillside behind a ploughed field